# Question: What voltage do Lionel trains run on?

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LIONEL Electric Trains operate on low voltage, usually 8 to 18 volts depending upon the locomotive and the number of cars used.

## Do Lionel trains run on AC or DC?

Modern Lionel trains generally use the cheaper DC motors, but include electronics that rectify AC power to DC. In theory these trains should be able to run on DC as well.

## Can a Lionel train shock you?

Short answer at the top for those wondering; probably not! The locomotive body of model trains and the tracks that they go around on are generally manufactured out of plastic.

## How many volts does a train use?

Standardised voltagesElectrification systemVoltageMin. non-permanentMax. permanent750 V DC500 V900 V1,500 V DC1,000 V1,800 V3 kV DC2 kV3.6 kV3 more rows

## Can you touch electric train tracks?

The electricity is so strong that if you touch the rail, you will be seriously injured or killed. – The third rail and overhead lines have electricity flowing through them at all times and are never switched off. – Electricity in overhead lines can jump. You dont have to touch the overhead lines to get electrocuted.

## Can you get shocked by a slot car track?

Theres no real harm, unless youre running high voltage (10,000 volts) or a lot of current, 50 amps or so, should do it. The high voltage will shock you.. the high current will burn you. So, as youve been warned above, keep your mouth and lips off the track.

## Why do trains use 25kV?

The main reason for 25kV voltage used in railway is, that 25 kV AC more economical than 1.5kV DC voltage system. Since 25kV voltage system has higher voltage, the higher voltage reduces the current flow through conductor; this reflects to reduce the conductor size.

## What is voltage on 3rd rail?

Train campaign. The third rail is probably one of the most difficult dangers to see. It looks just like an ordinary rail, but it carries 750 volts – easily enough to kill you.

## What happens if you put rocks on train tracks?

Medium big rock will easily slip away when comes in contact with the smooth surface of the wheel while it is already kept upon the smooth railway line, that too of very small surface area for the rock to be really very stable…